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compunctious

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  • adjremorseful
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Synonyms for compunctious

adj remorseful
  • apologetic
  • contrite
  • penitent
  • regretful
  • repentant
  • sorry

More words related to compunctious

apologetic

adjective. expressing remorse, regret
  • atoning
  • attritional
  • compunctious
  • conciliatory
  • contrite
  • expiatory
  • explanatory
  • on one's knees
  • penitent
  • penitential
  • propitiatory
  • regretful
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • rueful
  • self-effacing
  • self-incriminating
  • sorry
  • supplicating

ashamed

adjective. regretting, remorseful

contrite

adjective. regretful

penitent

adjective. shamed, sorrowful

penitential

adjective. remorseful

regretful

adjective. sad, sorry
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